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Dartmouth Center on Addiction, Recovery & Education

7764 Parker House
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-9215
Fax: 603-646-9151

DCARE Mission, Goals, and Values


DCARE envisions a community in which each member feels a sense of wholeness, purpose and connectedness and in which harm related to alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and addictions does not occur.


To bring together people at Dartmouth and in the greater community to help effectively prevent and address substance and addiction problems as personal and public health issues based on sound science, clinical understanding and collective experience.


  • Facilitation of communication and integration of efforts
  • Advocacy for sound policies and programs
  • Education of and with students, professionals and the community

Guiding Values

  • Balanced health paradigm (bio-psycho-social-spiritual) without stigma
  • Multidimensional and collaborative work
  • Appreciation of the common and unique aspects of alcohol, tobacco, other drug problems and behavioral addictions


  • Develop effective education and learning programs
  • Develop leaders in addressing substance use and addiction
  • Maintain active pathways for communication
  • Identify, create and link resources on substances and addictions
  • Optimize supports for recovery
  • Facilitate healthy, addiction free life styles
  • Identify needs and respond in service to the community
  • Further the academic mission and programs of Dartmouth College and help improve the social life of the community by working to reducing the ravages of alcohol and other drugs
  • Assist and enhance existing alcohol and other drug programs through technical assistance, resource availability, advocacy, education and communication


Last Updated: 9/17/08